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GB60 - Social Worker II

Band 4  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Provides social work services that are semi-routine or diversified in nature.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Positions in this class exercise a large degree of autonomy in the performance of routine tasks, dealing with complex environmental manipulation. They perform skilled coordinating roles and have increased responsibility for the development and the provision of general social work services.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Prepares client assessments and recommendations based on case history data.
Formulates hypotheses about client problems in order to provide the basis for a service/treatment plan.
Presents client assessments and recommendations at service/treatment plan staff meetings.
Conducts individual and family counseling.
Participates in group counseling sessions as the primary leader.
Meets with a client or family in crisis and acts as a role model for calm decision making.
Gathers information or data about a specific social problem in order to identify the potential constituency for a social action group.
Develops a plan to expand or initiate a group service.
Identifies and collects information about the characteristics of the population(s) to be served.
Participates in monitoring of client progress with other professional staff members from such areas as nursing, medicine, psychology, psychiatry and chaplaincy.
Prepares detailed descriptive progress reports and other casework reports.
Provides follow-up and linkage with alternate care placement.
Makes referrals to outside public and private social service organizations for continuing or concurrent services.
Provides information to other professional personnel and community agencies or organizations in order to coordinate service planning.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of casework and counseling principles, practices and techniques.
Knowledge of human behavior, dynamics and personality principles.
Knowledge of appropriate intervention techniques.
Knowledge of group work and client advocacy.
Ability to systematically collect, record and evaluate information.
Ability to develop a professional worker/client relationship.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to work in a cooperative team effort.
Ability to identify needs for technical assistance/consultation and develop resources to meet those needs.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Licensure by the South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners.

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A bachelor's degree in a social work or social welfare program accredited by the Council on accredited institution.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A bachelor's degree in a social work or social welfare program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or from a social work or social welfare program offered by a regionally accredited institution.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent)
Ability to move objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Continuous)
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)


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